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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: September 17, 2021
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

NOTICE

PLEASE do not feel that you have to add extra goodies to a swap - unless it's required. ALTHOUGH I am always happy to receive postage stamps (so remember to cut them off your envelopes you receive in case you get my name again) and postcards. As for crafting stuff, I have a lot of it and I'm trying to downsize a bit.

RATINGS: For me it's confirmation that you have received swap. I do not flake and do my best to fulfill swap requirements. If you feel I did not meet requirements or you did not receive swap, please let me know.

I CHECK MY MAIL DAILY AND RATE THE DAY I RECEIVE THE SWAP. If I have not rated you it means that I have not received it. Do not be afraid to send me a note to check because some areas take longer to get here than others.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. I have been married for 35 years and look forward to the next 35 years with my best friend ❤. We have realized how short life is and memories are what we will leave behind with our family. We have made a point now to stop and smell the roses instead of always driving by. We are working on our bucket lists and it's being so much fun and I'm so happy we have change our ways and enjoying the world.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, swapping is my way of keeping busy. I just got a quilting, embroidery and knitting machine, so guess what I'm doing!

I am committed to postcards, I love to read whats written on them and the picture. I enjoy sharing them with our grand-daughters. Whenever we travel I always send them postcards, whether its from a big city or a small village, if I can find a postcard it will be sent to them with a little story about the area, they look forward to getting them. Our oldest grand-daughter (12) has started looking up the postcard subject/city, like the Colliseum in Rome, she found it very interesting and told me about it when we got home. Our youngest grand-daughter (7) will go through my travel book and pick places she wants to go to and recognizes pictures of postcards I've sent. I hope someday we are able to take them on a journey with us.

POSTAGE STAMPS

Don't just throw out the postage stamps that come on envelopes, save them for us collectors. I like new and used poastage stamps. Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Zodiac stamps are just some if the Countries that I like, but I collect a wide variety so feel free to send any postage stamps. Please do not cover your stamps with tape

POSTCARDS

POSTCARDS - NAKED - written on and stamped, unless swap requires differently. No homemade unless swap requires.

Favorite ones that I am collecting: LATERN PRESS - any one - just love style of them. Also have seen new ones that look like a licences plate with the town name, have only seen a couple but I do like the look of them.

I am fonder of newer PC's. My biggest pleasure is whats written on the back, this is why I got into Swap-Bot to begin with - I get to see an area/or something and then a letter on the back...Love It! Don't know what to say: how was your day • what's the weather like • where do you live, and what's the coolest thing there • family • if you won a dream holiday where would you go • just tell me about you, what's your hobbies...

Architecture Country/State Scenic views - new ones preferably Tourist Flags. Animals are some ideas, but really I like all postcards and I like to share them with my grand-daughters

And I really have to bite my tongue on this one, but I send postcards to my grandchildren that I think they would like. They like frogs (choke). Because they know my fear of frogs I find it amusing sometimes to send them a postcard of a frog just to shock them. Secretly I am hoping by doing this they will quit video calling me with a live frog on thier head {SHIVERS - horror stories, ugh}.

DISLIKE:
Chinese Fashion postcards Young children PC's, grandkids are past that age.

My other interest

LIKES:
Letters/note cards
Travel
Northern Lights
The Universe
Umbrellas
Zodiac sign: Taurus (The Bull)
Ghost Walks
The weird and unusual.

COLORS: Emerald Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue
Just look in a crayon box or the colors around you and you'll see all the colors I love.

PHOBIA - FROGS - although I don't mind postcards of them because then I can send them to my grand-daughters just to shock them. I really have problems with live frogs - serious problems!

DISLIKE:
Coffee
Tea
Religion stuff

THANKS BUT NO THANKS:
Scrap paper - I have so much scrap paper of my own that I'm trying to deal with.

Ratings

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Comment: I’m happy to send this card home on the next round. Thanks so much for the postcard stamps. They will definitely come in handy.
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Comment: Thank you for 3 pc’s to send on and nice note and stickers. Wow paragliding , sounds fun but dangerous. Hope you heal quickly. Hope the fire are out soon too
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Comment: Thank you much! The green envie with bear stamps made me so happy! Love the extras. I hope things will get better with all the wild fires soon!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the traveling postcard! I will forward it on tomorrow. By the way I love your envelope!🖤🤍
Response: Thank you. It arrived fast.
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Comment: Thank you ! Will send along x
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Comment: I love the postcard you chose and thank you so much for the extra goodies and your lovely note :)
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Comment: Thanks!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice note and all the stamps! Love getting those! I hear you on the stickers! They are cute, but I'm not a fan. However, I do have a 3 yo grandson that I'm sure will love them, and I do love Aussie animals, They're so unusual!
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Comment: You were too kind to redo your letter. I hope for the same summer as you, we're in a terrible drought.
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Comment: Thank you Bonnie for your letter. It made me laugh. We have quite a bit of snow right now. Lots of shovelling in the last week-but I don't mind it is good exercise!
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Comment: Received the post card today! Thank-you so much for the extra stamps you included :) Hope you are well!
Gionanna rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #23 on Jan 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely postcard with a Bear! ❤️
Carollee922 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #21 on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate, it just was delivered today. Thank you for sending!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. I will pass them on in the next round.
itsLinds rated for PC - FUN TO DREAM #5 on Jan 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! (And sorry for the late rating, things are crazy over here.) Would you really like to learn to speak Dutch? I would really love it if someone were to examine my family tree. I know the family history tree from my mother's side. It is very interesting. A few years ago my mother met someone with the same last name. They searched the family tree together and discovered that they had the same ancestor (115 years ago)! Best wishes for 2021!
TexyDeb rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #20 on Dec 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. I like this postcard and all it's postage stamps. I enjoyed continued news from you. Happy New Year!
TexyDeb rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #19 on Dec 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. I liked the way you listed your wrap up. I hope positive is more these days.
SkaGirl rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #22 on Dec 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!!!
ayahsantos rated for Ugly PC Swap #20 on Dec 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Happy Holiday! Take Care always!
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Comment: Thanks for the washi tape. one can always use extras of that.

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Comments

lou on May 5, 2021:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

Rosie2766 on Oct 27, 2020:

Bonnie, I just wanted to Thank you for angeling The Weekly Wrap-Up Postcard #11 for me. I appreciate you being such a responsible host!!!

Rosemary

Rosie2766

jeka396 on Sep 29, 2020:

Thanks so much for the Angeled PC for your weekly wrap up PC #8 swap. Loved the killer whale photos!

dmwcheng on May 11, 2020:

Curious question: has someone actually mailed you a live frog before?

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!

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NaitomeaMinx on Dec 8, 2019:

Thank you for the story about your phobia! It was a great read! My son laughed and laughed (teenagers sigh no compassion. Though I must confess the aquarium story made me chuckle hard.). However, don't be sad my mother is the EXACT same way with "wormy" things--snakes, worms, caterpillars, etc. It's so bad my aunt STILL tells the story about the old tree in front of my childhood house, that was full of caterpillars. One day, one of those caterpillars made the sad unfortunate mistake of falling out the tree and into my car seat just as my mother lifted up from snapping me in it. Well then the neighbors got a LOVELY show of the crazy hollering and screaming woman tossing her baby and a car seat all about in the backseat of the car while she tried to "save" me from said caterpillar. That I'm not brain dead today, my aunt assures me is a miracle. Needless to say, after that and a few more free shrieking dancing numbers for the neighborhood courtesy of my mother, my uncle was enlisted to come and cut down the front tree (illegally I might added since it was TECHNICALLY on somebody else's land division). Still I survived childhood at least --and the neighbors only shot us a "few" dirty looks over their MIA tree until we finally moved a few years later I'm told.

lou on Oct 28, 2019:

NOTE: A rating from a swapper 10 months after a swap closed seems odd — that will definitely not keep you out of WIYM group!

kertasborneo on Sep 26, 2019:

Hey Bonnie, I've sent you a message on Sep 20th, kindly check!

Petre on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for your New Year surprise card! And welcome back to The Hague, New Years Eve there is fireworks in the Hofvijver, it looks great!

Peter

lou on May 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

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